Sunday, July 28, 2013
Big meeting on Kaakako development still on for Tuesday
by Larry Geller
One storm may be leaving Honolulu just in time for the next to begin.
Kaka ‘ako Update TOWN MEETING on Tuesday, July 30, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm @ State Capitol Auditorium
Senators Suzanne Chun Oakland and Brickwood Galuteria, Reps Scott Saiki, Tom Brower and Della Bellati, and Council members Ann Kobayashi and Carol Fukunaga have co-sponsored this meeting. This is a good sign because it shows they are concerned too. Rep. Scott Saiki called me and asked me to help them “pack the room”. HCDA will be there to update the public and answer questions. Please be there to get educated and show we care. See flyer from more details.
The same web page includes a link to a rendering of what HCDA and the state want to do to Kakaako. Check it out. The rail plan is being used as an excuse, which is why I still like calling it “developer oriented transit” instead of “transit oriented development.”
Even if the storm has passed by tomorrow evening, parking at the State Capitol is not assured. They have been known to actually close parking during public events. (click for larger image). So pack an umbrella and leave time to find an alternative parking place elsewhere.
The parking lot at the State Capitol is also below street level, it could conceivably be flooded.